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Gimp tutorial, in this video you will learn how to blur the background on an image.
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Hi there! This time, I just want to show a GIMP tutorial and as you can see here my GIMP is not working on Vista again and I had to fix my problem. Anyway, for all those who had requested for GIMP videos, watch out for your videos we’ll be uploading them soon. For the meantime, I’ll be showing you another GIMP tutorial and this is a very helpful tutorial about how to set focus on certain part of your image.
So let us say you have your photo taken and it’s a bit crowded, you want yourselves to be noticed immediately. You can actually blurred the background or the rest of the image except your self and you now set the focus on your self and the rest out of focus. So it is a good way to let people know what you want them to see in a particular image.
So in this example, I will be using the Philippine Eagle. So this is the Philippine Eagle and I want it to be noticeable and to be set to focus, the rest I want to blur. So we can do that with GIMP which is a freeware program, very much like Photoshop and let us get started.
So first of is we go to the path’s tool and we basically create a path around our image or the part of t he image we want to focus on, so I am just going to do this quickly. You could do this carefully guys. I am just doing a demonstration so I’ll just roughly do it. There you go, so if you’re satisfied with your outline, you go here and click selection from paths.
Now you will see dash lines around your image and a quick zoom control then your scroll wheel or your minus and plus keys on your keyboard. So as you can see here, a certain parts of t he background is still included in my selection and some of the parts of the bird that I want to show is not included. So we could do something about that. So there’s an easier way to do that, all we need to do is toggle quick mask and it’s a square but in here, it’s a small screw of button, you click that and it will give this red background or red mask over our image, except for the image that we want. So the rest of t he part of the image are now covered with red mask and we can actually quickly identify the parts of the image that we want from those that we don’t want.
So we go to our brush and then make sure it’s black, okay this will color all the parts that we don’t want. So we can scale the brush for accuracy like so. So take your time in doing this guys, I am just doing this very quickly. And as you can see here, part of the feet of t he bird is covered with red. So you can fix that by changing the black foreground to white and the same technique, brush it so we can restore it like so.
So it’s just a way of coloring your image the one that you want and don’t want to be focused on and so if you’re satisfied with what you did, so this is just a rough demonstration. We just click the toggle quick mask again and then you’ll see the dash lines or the dotted lines ones more. I’m just going to zoom out, okay. Now we go to select and then hit invert, then we go to filters and go to blur and Gaussian blur. You can use blur if you want to, but I will use Gaussian blur, I’ll set to 5X5 and okay. Now we go to select hit none and there’s your image. So basically what we did is to set the focus on the particular part of the image that we want to be noticed immediately hence set the rest blurred. So there you go. So we just save this, let’s say eagle.jpg save it to our desktop, okay and there’s your image.
So we just basically bring out whatever it is that we want to be noticed from our picture, so there you go. So it’s just a quick demonstration for you. So thank you for watching. So more and more videos to come, to all my subscribers I appreciate it guys for all your requests and suggestions, just watch out for your videos. I’ll be uploading them soon. Check out my YouTube partners on my channel. As always, just have fun. See you.